A new smart metering technology helps customers to more actively manage their household electricity bills by offering a detailed analysis of energy consumption by appliance type via a phone app. Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity’s new solution unlocks the full potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) methodologies to fingerprint sophisticated cyber-attacks. Research firm imec and Analog Devices have teamed up to innovate on devices for IoT that are not only low-power but also feature largely improved sensing capabilities.
Slashing Energy Use With More Informative Energy Bills
A UK engineering consultancy 42 Technology has developed a new type of smart metering technology that breaks down energy consumption by appliance type, helping users to reduce their electricity bills. Known as Triple Ohm, the technology is able to calculate energy consumption per device by monitoring changes in the high-frequency current or voltage harmonics of a power supply when specific appliances are used. This data is displayed in real time via a smartphone app or a low-cost home energy monitor, or stored within the meter for incorporation into the householder’s next bill. Customers can use this data to reduce their bills by limiting usage of specific appliances, switching devices off rather than leaving them on standby, or by replacing outdated appliances with more energy-efficient models. Read more.
AI-based Network Protection Solution
Saint Security, a firm developing network protection solution, is using Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity’s deep packet inspection (DPI) software R&S PACE 2 to identify, analyze, judge and block malicious activity. The solution leverages artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data-based profiling techniques to fight advanced persistent threats (APTs). According to the announcement, the solution identifies and blocks various types of malware that cannot be detected by off-the-shelf security solutions. The DPI engine extracts file content and metadata to identify potentially dangerous executables caused by APTs. Read more.
ADI And Imec Team To Develop Next-gen IoT Sensors
ADI and research center imec have teamed up to pursue the development of next generation of innovative IoT devices. The first initiative is to build a low-power sensor for highly accurate indoor localization for smart building or smart industry solutions. This sensor is hoped to localize objects with up to five times better accuracy than today’s best-performing solutions. The second initiative includes the creation, and ultimately the commercialization, of a highly-integrated liquid sensor that can be used for the analysis of water, blood or urine. This one-chip sensor is said to comprise multiple electrodes and excel in terms of cost and size, while demonstrating industry-leading sensitivity and accuracy.